Josh Gelernter, JD   

International, Tax Director at Aprio LLP, advises technology and financial services industry clients from start-ups to multi-national publicly traded companies.

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Who I work with

I work with CFOs and tax directors of companies of all sizes, from startups to multinational publicly traded companies. I focus on businesses in the technology space and financial services industries. I also advise U.S. companies looking to expand overseas and non-U.S. enterprises looking to come to the U.S.

My specialty

I advise companies on international tax matters related to controlled foreign corporations, foreign disregarded entities and other foreign investments such as passive foreign investment companies (PFICs). I help my clients navigate complex withholding tax matters, U.S. tax treaty analyses and FATCA/CRS and guide the collection and organization of withholding certificates. I also help design tax structures that reduce worldwide effective tax rates. One of my specialties is explaining highly technical areas of international tax in a way that non-tax professionals can understand.

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SAVED CLIENT $2+ million Through pre-transaction planning

Results I have delivered

As a frequent contributor on due diligence, I often identify potential international tax exposures related to proposed acquisitions. In one instance, my team’s pre-transaction planning saved our client over $2 million.

Unique things about me

After high school and before college, I spent a year-and-a-half studying abroad in Jerusalem. As a result, I developed a very close connection with the land and have visited many times since.

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When I am not at work

Family is very important to me. I am one of 16 grandchildren on my mother’s side. We recently had a weekend family reunion and more than 75 family members gathered together from all over the world.

People say I am


Trustworthy, easy to get along with, diligent and a quick learner

Josh Gelernter Associations


I earned my Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law and my Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from City University of New York – Queens College. I am a member of the New York State Bar Association and a former executive board member of Congregation Beth Abraham.